DailyKenn.com — Emily Foster, 77, was fatally stabbed in her Columbus, OH home.
Arrested was 28-year-old Michael J. Brooks II.
The home invasion and attack appear to have been random.
Brooks then drove a stolen truck to Atlanta where he attempted to illegally enter a number of homes in one neighborhood, reports say. He was shot by one of those homeowners.
"Police said he has a criminal record in communities up and down the Interstate 75 corridor," according to myfox29columbus.com.
"Court records show Brooks was released a day before the deadly stabbing from the Franklin County Jail after he pleaded to felony fleeing charges. He had earlier been charged with assault."
Brooks earned international fame as a recognized writer and retired magazine editor.
• Emily Foster,
Michael J. Brooks II, 28
[Police release additional details about suspect in deadly Iuka Avenue stabbing, By Bob Strickley, myfox28columbus.com, Sept. 18, 2023]